Thursday, November 22, 2007

The ACLU and Its Allies:
Standing in Need of Prayer

by Jared Lorence - November 22nd, 2007 -

In July, the federal appeals court for Louisiana, the 5th Circuit, rejected a lawsuit by the ACLU, which represented “offended observers” who challenged the practice of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board to open its meetings with prayer. The ACLU claims it forgot to mention in its legal pleadings that its clients had attended the meetings when there was prayer. Oops! It’s kind of hard to be offended by the prayers when you aren’t even present to hear them. The federal appeals court rightly dismissed the lawsuit with such a cotton candy foundation.

New enforcement of the requirement that the ACLU bring clients to court who have standing–that is, who have actually been injured by the government’s actions–will not totally stop the extreme lawsuits. But if the ACLU has difficulty finding people actually suffering from government actions that acknowledge America’s religious heritage, then maybe that says something about the validity of its assertions

Of course it does. There never was any justification for these lawsuits or the underlying premise of a "separation of church and state". The meaning of this phrase is not even relevant because that is not the law. It is an explanation of the intent of the law, which is that government shall not "establish" a religion. Though the prohibition of establishing a religion is one part of our Constitutional rights, it is first and foremost the right to have freedom OF religion, which is what the Constitution guarantees. There is no Constitutional guarantee to be free FROM religion. That is the right that unelected tyrannical judges have created under their "rule of judges" doctrine and the resultant war against Christianity. It is time we went back to the "rule of law" doctrine as the "rule of judges" is totally corrupt.


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